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  1. The Striper Forum
    The last few fish i have taken had bellies full of small crabs and ocean eels. Has anyone here ever taken stripers on hooked crabs? I might try some this weekend and ill let you know. Hope everyone gets plenty of time to fish this weekend, enjoy.
  2. The Striper Forum
    I was wondering if any has salted their softshell crab to save and use as bait. Did they work as well salted as they did fresh? And did the standard kosher salt / cooler method work well for them? I'll be salting and tossing in the freezer to use this winter.
  3. New York
    hey guys, am sure everyone has had problems with crabs eating their bait. i myself lose alot of bait to crabs. does anyone know how to solve this problem.? :flyfish:
  4. New York
    I was reading up on crab traps and saw a plan to build a crab pot. I would like to know if you need a license to set one of those traps for a few hours while i fish/crab?:8450:
  5. Reference Library
    By Karl Blankenship Link After years of changing regulations and low commercial blue crab catches, Maryland may be edging toward a new individual quota management structure to stabilize its most valuable Bay fishery. The possible "catch shares" program would assign individual watermen with a...
  6. Poaching in Maryland Virginia and North Carolina
    By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot © April 21, 2010 The Virginia Court of Appeals rejected arguments Tuesday that a state ban on harvesting crabs from the Chesapeake Bay during wintertime was imposed unlawfully - another setback for watermen trying to overturn the ban. The opinion written by...
  7. The Striper Forum
    Sometimes when I chunk bunker, massive amounts of crabs attack my bait and i can bring them all the way up to my boat. Is the fact that there are crabs in the area a good or bad sign? Sometimes I bring up soft shelled crabs. Can i hook them right through the middle and use them as bait? Thanks
  8. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    with surf fishing haha... im using a fishfinder with floro leader with baitholder hooks. i keep loosing bait rather quickly to crabs, most of my problem is deadsticking which will come to a stop, but should i switch to a hi/lo rig? i dont like the idea of a floater? or should i move to another...
  9. Striped Bass Fishery Conservation/Politics/News
    Maryland DNR press room February 01, 2009 Funds to be Used for Habitat Restoration and New Economic Opportunities ANNAPOLIS (Feb. 1, 2009) - Call it what you will -- a bailout, a rescue, federal aid, or a government subsidy -- the federal government recently awarded the State of Maryland $10...
  10. Saltwater Species
    I am looking for info on blue crab in RI. I am looking for the basics the who what when where and how. Also how to cook them would be great (steam or boil). I was told 100 acer cove was is a good spot. If you don't want to give out this info to everyone PM me and I will keep it for myself
  11. Striped Bass Fishery Conservation/Politics/News
    Horseshoe crab numbers looking bleak Report says Delaware Bay population will need 4 to 15 years to recover Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 11/1/05 Kirk Moore Staff writer GALLOWAY ? The horseshoe crab population in Delaware Bay may be more depleted than previously thought, and will take...
  12. The Striper Forum
    Can you tell me what is the differnce between a crab bight and a fish bight? Because last night my rod was twitching and i did not do any thing with my rod. When I relled in My chunk was gone this happend 2 times. Thanks :D :o 8) :P :D :o 8) :P :D :o 8) :P
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